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Jamie Foxx Wants B-Day Present From Governator
Fox News ^ | 10/31/2005 | Roger Friedman

Posted on 10/31/2005 3:00:22 PM PST by Cougr

Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx turns 38 on Dec. 13, and there is only one birthday present he wants from California Gov. (and fellow actor) Arnold Schwarzenegger: clemency for Stan "Tookie" Williams.

Williams is an acclaimed author who has been mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. He's also a convicted murderer who is set to be executed on Foxx's birthday after 24 years on death row.

"We can't let it happen," Foxx told me last night at the premiere of his new film, "Jarhead." "We've got to do everything we can to get the word out. Do you know they've collected nearly 30,000 signatures so far?"

Williams was sentenced to death in 1981 for the 1979 murder of a Los Angeles area 7-Eleven manager, and, shortly thereafter, three other people at a motel. He was already infamous at the time for founding the Los Angeles street gang the Crips, who were responsible for hundreds of deaths.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jamiefoxx; jarheads; stan; tookie; williams

1 posted on 10/31/2005 3:00:24 PM PST by Cougr
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To: Cougr

I guess you can, some beleive, you can get a free pass in life for murdering innocent people.


2 posted on 10/31/2005 3:02:08 PM PST by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis.")
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To: Cougr

4 people killed by this man and someone wanted to give him a peace prize? Thats rich!

Mr. Tookie is going to get the justice that he deserves...


3 posted on 10/31/2005 3:02:41 PM PST by Americanwolf (Support the Minutemen Civil Defense Corp...Doing the Job our government won't !)
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To: Cougr

24 years of clemency seems like enough of a present.


4 posted on 10/31/2005 3:03:56 PM PST by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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To: Cougr

Mr. Fox you were brilliant in "Ray."

Now shaddup!


5 posted on 10/31/2005 3:04:10 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Cougr

What, does Jamie have need of a murderer? Someone he wants the guy to kill?


6 posted on 10/31/2005 3:04:11 PM PST by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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To: Americanwolf

"Tookie" better get his affairs in order...he has an appointment with the lethal injection.


7 posted on 10/31/2005 3:04:12 PM PST by JRios1968 ("Cogito, ergo FReep": I think, therefore I FReep.)
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To: Cougr

There are few things as repulsive as criminal sociopaths fancying themselves as agents for social change.


8 posted on 10/31/2005 3:04:27 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Cougr
Considering his performance in 'Stealth', that boy is lucky we don't sit him next to Tookie during the gassing.
9 posted on 10/31/2005 3:04:47 PM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Americanwolf
Americanwolf, I nominate you for the Nobel Peace Prize. Now you can say and others can write you were mentioned for the prize.

Tookie's mention means about as much.

10 posted on 10/31/2005 3:07:02 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Cougr

Jamie Foxx? Is he a Senator or something? Nah, just some good for nothing actor who expects the rest of us to listen to what he has to say about... well, anything he thinks we should listen to. I for one don't really care what he thinks about this guy. Someone can do good things for humanity, yet be a complete menace to society. Hitler did some great things for Germany but he was still a maniac (to say the least.) How about this Hollywood? Go back to your big homes and your gas guzzling SUV's and stop telling the rest of us what we should do. I think it's time to excecute this guy!! I mean he's been on death row for 24 years!! He's a waste of money and quite frankly a waste of space on this planet. Move him out so we can move someone else in. CA should put in a express lane for the chamber. This is getting ridiculous. Yeah, I'm just an evil conservative who cares nothing about life, wildlife and the poor.

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11 posted on 10/31/2005 3:07:42 PM PST by Cougr
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To: Anti-Bubba182
WOO HOOO mom will be pround... :)

I get the point though.... but the fact that they even went to consider him for what he did is amazing.. I think the noble organization has lost the way of its founder Alfred noble a long time ago.
12 posted on 10/31/2005 3:08:44 PM PST by Americanwolf (Support the Minutemen Civil Defense Corp...Doing the Job our government won't !)
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To: Cougr

From the top....

The death penalty, like other criminal penalties, is based on what you DID, no on who you've BECOME.

As a mechanism to control the population, and facilitate rehabilitation, parole and "time off for good behavior" might be used to shorten a sentence. However, by definition, a death penalty isn't intended on being shortened.

Therefore, Tookie must pay the price for what he did, not on who he's become.

This, from a conservative who thinks that the death penalty is a horrible idea....


13 posted on 10/31/2005 3:08:56 PM PST by TWohlford
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To: Cougr

I doubt he would be as concerned if "Tookie" were a caucasian.


14 posted on 10/31/2005 3:12:44 PM PST by msf92497 (The most dangerous place to be is in a "mothers" womb.)
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To: fatnotlazy

Now Foxx can play Tookie in the movie.


15 posted on 10/31/2005 3:14:51 PM PST by My2Cents (Dead people voting is the closest the Democrats come to believing in eternal life.)
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To: Cougr
Somebody help me out here in my heart I want to see this guy fry but:

"Thanks to the Almighty, I am no longer sleepwalking through life.

I pray that one day my apology will be accepted. I also pray that your suffering, caused by gang violence, will soon come to an end as more gang members wake up and stop hurting themselves and others. "

I don't know anything about him he might not be talking about the true God but if he is we need to have a forgiving heart towards him as he has confessed, shown remorse, turned away, and worked towards good... thats a sign of repentance, now I have not seen if he has fruit but if he has lets celebrate the holiness of God and not take joy in this mans earthly punishment.. As a Christian I am torn on the death penalty..
16 posted on 10/31/2005 3:15:29 PM PST by N3WBI3 (If SCO wants to go fishing they should buy a permit and find a lake like the rest of us..)
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To: Cougr

Jamie, shut up and act.


17 posted on 10/31/2005 3:15:58 PM PST by My2Cents (Dead people voting is the closest the Democrats come to believing in eternal life.)
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To: Americanwolf

Nobel must be spinning in his grave over some of the peace awards. Sorta like the Ford Foundation, the organization is miles away from what the founder intended.


18 posted on 10/31/2005 3:16:00 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Cougr
Jamie Foxx Wants B-Day Present From Governator

He may as well have wished for a pony...

19 posted on 10/31/2005 3:17:32 PM PST by Kenton (The only hope for Africa is re-colonization)
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To: Cougr
Another Karla Fay Tucker.

Fry 'em.

20 posted on 10/31/2005 3:17:53 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (I am only an evil INTERN. I am still learning.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

"...if he is we need to have a forgiving heart towards him as he has confessed, shown remorse, turned away, and worked towards good..."

"Another Karla Fay Tucker"

Bingo. Another Karla Fay Tucker. Just like Tucker, you fry 'em because of what they've done, not who they've become. If you're gonna be pro-death penalty then you must accept this fact.

However, between the fact that wrongful convictions are very common (c'mon, most lawyers are libs!), and generally hinge on the quality of ones legal team, I've become anti-death penalty. The arguments concerning redemption are secondary, but they too are present.


21 posted on 10/31/2005 3:26:59 PM PST by TWohlford
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To: Cougr

sounds like Hurricane Carter and the slasher from Norman Mailer fame. Sorry to say that murder is murder and writing well does not pay back the fact that he took a life.


22 posted on 10/31/2005 3:31:07 PM PST by q_an_a
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To: TWohlford
Redemption is nice. But does not negate your debt.
23 posted on 10/31/2005 3:31:26 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (I am only an evil INTERN. I am still learning.)
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To: Cougr

Happy Birthday Jamie!

24 posted on 10/31/2005 3:31:45 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey hey ho ho Andy Heyward's got to go!)
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To: Cougr
There's a pic of Tookie as he looks today:

http://www.savetookie.org/

25 posted on 10/31/2005 3:38:50 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Paleo Conservative

Paleo...I think the pic is inapropriate...I agree that Jamie Foxx is an idiot but cmon..let's not go there. He is probably a Mumia fan too.


26 posted on 10/31/2005 3:39:29 PM PST by Ramstein75
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To: My2Cents

Bingo


27 posted on 10/31/2005 3:40:34 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: Cougr

Burn 'em.


28 posted on 10/31/2005 3:41:08 PM PST by toddlintown (Your papers please.)
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To: My2Cents

Now Foxx can play Tookie in the movie.

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You may be right.

This reminds me of Ed Asner and that Mumia guy in Philadelphia. Once there was a documentary on Mumia, which among other things, featured Ed Asner stating all sorts of stuff, like so-called "new evidence" that was presumably disregarded, and after each bit of nonsense from Asner, the prosecutor would debunk it (the "new evidence" wasn't new evidence at all).

Or there was the murderer who wrote In the Belly of the Beast. I think it was Norman Mailer who championed and won the guy's release. I don't think the murderer was on the street for half a minute before he killed someone else.

Celebs do well as celebs, but when it comes to real issues, they oughta keep their mouths shut. They usually don't know anything about the real world out there.


29 posted on 10/31/2005 3:44:02 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Lizavetta
There's a pic of Tookie as he looks today:

Here's the picture. Of course if he's executed, he'll no longer be eligible for the Nobel prize.


30 posted on 10/31/2005 3:45:29 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey hey ho ho Andy Heyward's got to go!)
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To: Paleo Conservative
he'll no longer be eligible for the Nobel prize.

I nominate him for the "Rest-in-Peace Prize."

31 posted on 10/31/2005 3:48:10 PM PST by My2Cents (Dead people voting is the closest the Democrats come to believing in eternal life.)
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To: Cougr

For founding the crips alone, he deserves the drip(s).


32 posted on 10/31/2005 3:53:04 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: My2Cents
Now Foxx can play Tookie in the movie.

LOL, he already has.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388367/

33 posted on 10/31/2005 3:57:30 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Harmful or Fatal if Swallowed)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

LOL...Oh man. I was kidding!


34 posted on 10/31/2005 3:59:08 PM PST by My2Cents (Dead people voting is the closest the Democrats come to believing in eternal life.)
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To: Cougr

The piper has waited way too long to be paid.


35 posted on 10/31/2005 4:00:43 PM PST by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: msf92497
I doubt he would be as concerned if "Tookie" were a caucasian.

Jamie might not...but there would be others (Sarandon, Sheen, Robbins et. al.) who would.

36 posted on 10/31/2005 4:01:41 PM PST by Christian4Bush ("A gov't big enough to give you all you want is a gov't big enough to take all you have." G.Ford)
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To: Cougr

Jamie, I love ya, man, and Tookie's sorry butt needs to die.


37 posted on 10/31/2005 4:02:44 PM PST by RichInOC (TOOKIE: WHAT YOU SAY!!)
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To: My2Cents
I nominate him for the "Rest-in-Peace Prize."

That's bad... /smirk in spite of myself

38 posted on 10/31/2005 4:03:55 PM PST by Christian4Bush ("A gov't big enough to give you all you want is a gov't big enough to take all you have." G.Ford)
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To: Cougr

listen stooopid... you willing to take his place? no??? then STFU!!!


39 posted on 10/31/2005 4:08:11 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Cougr
"We can't let it happen," Foxx told me last night at the premiere of his new film, "Jarhead." "We've got to do everything we can to get the word out. Do you know they've collected nearly 30,000 signatures so far?"

I can get 3,000,000 million to say he should be executed.

40 posted on 10/31/2005 4:10:32 PM PST by Nightshift (Faith is something everyone has. The question is faith in what?)
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To: Nightshift
Actually, the state already got the dozens of signatures that mattered most when the evidence was presented, when the legal arguments were made and re-made, when the mandatory appeals were made, and when the subsequent appeals were made. In every case, the decision was unanimous that he should be put to death... and we're still waiting, 24 years later.

But if the race-baiters can gather a few thousand signatures from the sheep who know nothing of the actual facts, I guess that should be more important than our judiciary. =^/

41 posted on 10/31/2005 4:55:37 PM PST by Teacher317
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To: Cougr

I am so sick of these flaming libnut Hollyweirdos using their fame and their 15 minutes of it to scream about their political and/or religious beliefs.

Give me one other job (save that of a politician) where an employee is free to scream to others or the public that he's GOP or rat or Buddhist or an atheist.

I work as an RN...my job would last all of 10 seconds if I were to spout to patients I was admitting that I was a rightwinger and that clinton and the rats sucked.

If I'm not allowed to vent my political beliefs on the job, why is some nutbag like Foxx allowed to do so?


42 posted on 10/31/2005 5:02:54 PM PST by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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To: Teacher317

How right you are. This is the sad problem of our legal system
today.


43 posted on 11/01/2005 4:00:46 AM PST by Nightshift (Faith is something everyone has. The question is faith in what?)
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To: Cougr

wow 30,000 thousands signatures thats pretty impressive all by fellow inmates i asume .(bye bye tookie)


44 posted on 12/12/2005 11:53:03 AM PST by goldcrest
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